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Gourmet au Bay

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913 Coast Highway 1, Bodega Bay, CA 94923
+1 707-875-9875
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Description: Gourmet au Bay is Sonoma Coasts' only waterside wine bar. Wine selections...
Gourmet au Bay is Sonoma Coasts' only waterside wine bar. Wine selections are local, small production and award-winning. Try Wine Surfing(R) on the deck and watch sea lions, seals and a variety of birds playing in the harbor. We serve cheese and cracker plates daily. From time to time we have a caterer set up an outdoor kitchen and serve light dinners. On the first Friday of each month, we serve $1 oysters on the half shell starting at 4pm till they are gone. Our wine selection changes regularly. The three criteria we use to select our wines are 1) under 1000 case production 2) 90 points or better and 3) gold award winning. All the wines are from California (with a couple of exceptions). Gourmet au Bay has been in the business of wine tasting and "Surfing" since 1995. We look forward to seeing you on the deck!
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Good for:
Outdoor seating
Scenic view

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  • 22
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 0
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Sample Wine and Take in the View

Had a chance to sample some great wine while sitting on the deck and looking out on the bay. Great little shop with fun gifts!

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
goldtown
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Northern California
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  • Outdoor seating
  • Scenic view
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40 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Northern California
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Had a chance to sample some great wine while sitting on the deck and looking out on the bay. Great little shop with fun gifts!

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San Fran
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92 reviews 92 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We stopped here to pick-up a couple of bottles of wine and stayed to enjoy the sunset looking over the bay. Wine is a little pricey but good selection. Also make sure to ask about the free corkage coupon for some of the local restaurants (generally one per restaurant per night).

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La Paz BCS
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68 reviews 68 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We always make a point of stopping here when we visit the town. Owners Bob and Cissy are great and there's nothing like a flight of wines with a dish of crackers and cheese and watching the sunset go by. We are here in town now and have already been two days in a row. We'll probably go again today!... More 

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San Francisco, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Wonderful little wine spot with a cute waterfront deck. Perfect for sunset sipping! Half the deck is heated, the other not. They also sell wine. Most bottles are under $30 yet rate 90+pts. Will definitely be back!

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Andover, Minnesota
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43 reviews 43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

We made the rounds when we were in Bodega Bay, and stopped here on a whim. Glad we did atmosphere was great. Wine good to. We had the tasters red and white Ended up buying several bottles of good wine. Would recommend

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

Really enjoyed this place for a mid afternoon stop off. The fog was just coming off the bay which was beautiful to watch from the lanai from this place. The lanai is a bit small and cramped but luckily the people sitting with us were kind and warm. The people running the place were a bit distant as we walked... More 

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california
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

It was a bit early to get started with the Wine Surfing - but that wasn't the reason we stopped in to Gourmet au Bay one morning. If you're looking for local bottled wine, here's your place. If you're looking for beautiful etched glassware, this is the spot. If you want to chuckle at the words on wooden signs or... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

A friend took me here on a recent trip to Sonoma. Sitting out on the deck overlooking Bodega Bay, one of the most beautiful places I've ever seen, sipping delicious wine couldn't have been lovelier. The wine flights come on mini surf boards and were very cute. It has a really wonderful gift shop, too.

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Olney, Maryland
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295 reviews 295 reviews
221 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This little wine store and gift shop is a wonderful place to sit my moody Bodega Bay and have a glass or two or three of wine...or a flight on a surfboard (3 glasses cleverly placed into a notch in a mini board). I found the prices a little high. But considering the atmosphere, and the fact that you get... More 

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Santa Rosa, CA
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This is a nice little spot on the bay to sip some wine and eat some cheese. The owners are friendly and the gift ship is a good one. I always manage to find something there that catches my eye 8^). The deck is a pleasant way to do some wine tasting and their flights are always delicious, whether you... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 913 Coast Highway 1, Bodega Bay, CA 94923
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sonoma County  >  Bodega Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 707-875-9875

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating, Scenic view

Description

Gourmet au Bay is Sonoma Coasts' only waterside wine bar. Wine selections are local, small production and award-winning. Try Wine Surfing(R) on the deck and watch sea lions, seals and a variety of birds playing in the harbor. We serve cheese and cracker plates daily. From time to time we have a caterer set up an outdoor kitchen and serve light dinners. On the first Friday of each month, we serve $1 oysters on the half shell starting at 4pm till they are gone. Our wine selection changes regularly. The three criteria we use to select our wines are 1) under 1000 case production 2) 90 points or better and 3) gold award winning. All the wines are from California (with a couple of exceptions). Gourmet au Bay has been in the business of wine tasting and "Surfing" since 1995. We look forward to seeing you on the deck!
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm

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